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    • McQuaid, E.L., Kopel, S.J., Klein, R.B. and Fritz, G.K.: Medication adherence in pediatric asthma: Reasoning, responsibility and behavior. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 28: 323-333, 2003
    • Klein RB, Walders, N, McQuaid EL, Adams S, Yaros D and Fritz GK: The Asthma Risk Grid: Clinical interpretation of symptom perception. Allergy and Asthma Proceedings. 25:1-6,2004
    • McQuaid EL, Walders N, Kopel SJ, Fritz GK and Klinnert MD: Pediatric asthma management in the family: The family asthma management system scale. J. Pediatric Psychology, 30, 492-502, 2005
    • Koinis-Mitchell D, McQuaid EL, Seifer R, Kopel SJ, Esteban C, Canino G, Garcia Coll C, Klein R and Fritz GK: Multiple urban and asthma-related risks: understanding the context that shapes children's health. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 32:582-595, 2007. PMC3274817
    • Fritz GK, Adams S, McQuaid E, Klein R, Kopel S, Nassau J, Mansell A.  Symptom perception in pediatric asthma: resistive loading and in vivo assessment compared.  Chest 132:884-889, 2007.
    • Koinis-Mitchell, D, McQuaid, E, Friedman, D, Colon A, Soto J, Vila Rivera D, Fritz, GK, and Canino, G: (2008) Latino caregivers beliefs about asthma: Causes, symptoms, practices. Journal of Asthma. 45:3,205-210. PMC2590764
    • Nassau, JH, Tien, K., and Fritz, GK: Review of the literature: Integrating psychoneuroimmunology into pediatric chronic illness interventions.  J. Pediatric Psychology  32:2, 195-207, 2008. PMC3278321
    • McQuaid, E.L., Vasquez, J., Canino, G., Fritz, G.K., Ortega, A.N., Colon, A., Klein, R.B., Kopel, S.J., Koinis-Mitchell, D., Esteban, C., Seifer, R.  Beliefs and Barriers to Medication Use in Parents of Latino Children with Asthma. Pediatric Pulmonology 44:892-898, 2009. PMC3266229  
    • Esteban, C.A., Klein, R.B., McQuaid, E.L., Fritz, G.K., Seifer, R., Kopel, S.J., Rodriguez Santana, J., Colon, A., Alvarez, M., Koinis Mitchell, D., Ortega, A.N., Martinez-Nieves, B., Canino, G. Conundrums in childhood asthma severity, control, and healthcare utilization in Puerto Rico and Rhode Island. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 124:238-44, 2009. PMC3380616
    • Koinis Mitchell, D., McQuaid, E., Seifer, R., Kopel, S. J., Nassau, J., Klein, R., Feldman, J., Wamboldt, M., & Fritz, G. (2009). Symptom Perception in Children with Asthma: Cognitive and Psychological Factors. Health Psychology, 28 (2), 226-237. NIHMS #77826, PMC2658619.
    • Koinis Mitchell, D., McQuaid, E., Kopel, S., Esteban, C., Ortega, A., Seifer, R., Garcia-Coll, C., Klein, R., Cespedes, E., Canino, G., & Fritz, G..  Cultural-Related, Contextual, and Asthma-Specific Risks Associated with Asthma Morbidity in Urban Children. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 17, 38-48, 2010. PMC3266227  
    • Kopel, S.J., Walders-Abramson, N., McQuaid, E.L., Fritz, G.K., Klein, R.B., Wamboldt, M., Seifer, R., Koinis-Mitchell, D., Asthma symptom perception and obesity in children. Biological Psychology, 84, 135-141, 2010.  PMC3278964
    • Fritz, G.K., McQuaid, E.L., Kopel, S.J., Seifer, R., Klein, R.B., Koinis-Mitchell, D., Esteban, C., Rodriguez-Santana J., Colon A., Alvarez, M., Canino, G. Ethnic differences in perception of lung function: A factor in pediatric asthma disparities? American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 182, 12-18, 2010. PMC2902755
    • Jandasek, B., Ortega, A.N., McQuaid, E.L., Koinis-Mitchell, D., Fritz, G.K., Kopel, S.J., Seifer, R., Colon, A., Klein, R.B., Canino, G. (2011).  Asthma Health Services Among Latino Children: Results from the Rhode Island-Puerto Rico Asthma Center Study. Medical Care Research and Review, 68 (6), 683-698, PMC3266228  
    • Koinis-Mitchell, D; Sato, AF; Kopel, SJ; McQuaid, EL; Seifer, R; Klein, RB; Esteban, CA; Lobato, D; Ortega, AN; Canino, G & Fritz, GK (2011).  Immigration and Acculturation-Related Factors and Asthma Morbidity in Latino Children. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 36 (10), 1130-1143, PMC3247793  
    • Koinis Mitchell, D., McQuaid, E., Jandasek, B., Kopel, S. J., Seifer. R., Klein. R., Potter, C., & Fritz, G. (2012). Identifying Individual, Cultural, and Illness-related Protective Factors Associated with Resilience-based Outcomes in Urban Children and Families. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 37(4):424-437. PMC3415979
    • McQuaid, E.L., Everhart, R.S, Seifer, R., Kopel, S.J. Koinis Mitchell, D., Klein, R.B., Esteban, C.A., Fritz, G.K., &  Canino, G (2012)  Medication adherence among Latino and Non-Latino White children with asthma. Pediatrics;129 (6):e1404-10. PMC22566417
    • Koinis-Mitchell, D., Craig, T., Esteban, C, and Klein, RB. (2012). Sleep and Allergic Disease: A Summary of the Literature and Future Directions for Research. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 130(6):1275-1281. PMC3576835
    • Koinis Mitchell, D., Kopel, S. J., Salcedo, L., McCue, C., & McQuaid, E. (in press). Asthma- Related Indicators and Neighborhood and Family Stressors Related to Urban Living in Children. American Journal of Health Behavior. PMCID # pending